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Top Republicans gird for a long, bitter Perry-Romney duel
Washington Post ^ | 09/14/11 | Philip Rucker and Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on 09/14/2011 6:36:54 PM PDT by DRey

Republican Party leaders, who only a few weeks ago viewed the GOP presidential nomination race as wide open, now consider it a two-man contest between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, and they are choosing sides in what many think could be a long and potentially divisive campaign.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: perry; romney

1 posted on 09/14/2011 6:37:02 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey

Go Perry!


2 posted on 09/14/2011 6:38:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: DRey

After Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney will be history.

You heard it here first.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 6:40:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: DRey

They both may find themselves fighting in the dust
Of Sarah Palin’s campaign. We’ll see.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Graybeard58
After Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney will be history. You heard it here first.

Your keyboard to God's ears!
5 posted on 09/14/2011 6:42:49 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: tet68

They already are, actually. She’s kicking up quite a bit as she laughs all the way to the bank.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: DRey

Gotta love the MSM salivating over the prospect of a long battle that might generate ammunition that they will then use against the winner when it comes to the general election against Obama.

It’s positively creepy how much groundwork is being laid NOW for their surely Orwellian treatment of the 2012 election. Exhibit A is the demonization of the Tea Party - they are trying to drill into gullible people’s heads that the Tea Party somehow represents a crazy, extremist and dangerous idea. They aren’t going to let the fact that the Founding Fathers set up a limited federal government get in the way of the narrative.


7 posted on 09/14/2011 6:44:53 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Go Palin!!!!!


8 posted on 09/14/2011 6:46:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: DRey

All for show. Nearly identical candidates.


9 posted on 09/14/2011 6:46:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: DRey

Attention Republican Party high muckity-mucks:

I will not vote for Romney under any circumstance. I am one of millions. Yes millions.

Run that sleazeball at your own risk.

That is all.


10 posted on 09/14/2011 6:47:06 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: DRey

A duel between two least conservatives in the group.....great.


11 posted on 09/14/2011 6:47:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: DRey

This is how the duel looks from where I'm sitting.

12 posted on 09/14/2011 6:47:45 PM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: cripplecreek

lol


13 posted on 09/14/2011 6:48:10 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

I call bs. Mitt is a Massachuttes yankee and all that entails. If he is good enough for Mass, he is bad, real bad.

Perry is a Texan. A great Texan. Bad mouthing is getting old


14 posted on 09/14/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: DRey

I hate it when they do that... “girding” is so gay.

LLS


15 posted on 09/14/2011 6:50:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: cripplecreek

On the issues, you’re probably right. I’d vote for either one of them. And so far, Romney has done better in the debates than Perry.


16 posted on 09/14/2011 6:51:47 PM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Graybeard58

Gawd, we can only hope!


17 posted on 09/14/2011 6:52:23 PM PDT by AFveteran (“Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.” -Rush)
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To: Nik Naym

Yeah... what Nik said!

LLS


18 posted on 09/14/2011 6:52:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: RC one

That iz sum funny stuff there.

LLS


19 posted on 09/14/2011 6:53:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: bert
Bad mouthing is getting old

Tough noogies, better get used to it because its the truth.
20 posted on 09/14/2011 6:54:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: DRey

I don’t like any of the two, but Perry is miles better the Myth Romney......I really can’t stand Myth.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 6:56:07 PM PDT by stockpirate (Rick Perry, another New World Order crony....)
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To: bert
bert... I'll give you this... Perry had balls to call social security exactly what it is... and Perry never strapped his dog to the top of his car and then proceeded to drive through a thunderstorm. romney loves him some socialist security and... well let me just say... I would not want to be mitt's dog.

LLS

22 posted on 09/14/2011 6:56:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Have some. It will be a long year. lol

SmileyCentral.com

23 posted on 09/14/2011 7:04:59 PM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: DRey

For some reason I think Newt will work himself back into the conversation. He came across as highly Presidential and bright in the Reagan debate.

Finally, I think that if Jim DeMint decided to run, he’d not only be the instant frontrunner, but would unite conservatives of all stripes a lot more than any of the current candidates do. Anyone have any insight why he’s not running?


24 posted on 09/14/2011 7:10:00 PM PDT by order66.exe
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To: Graybeard58
LOL..after Sarah declares....both of ‘em will be history...

Pssst....*W*......U heard it here 1st!

25 posted on 09/14/2011 7:43:12 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: bert

If Palin decides not to run and we are left with just these two, our family will certainly vote for Perry. Unfortunately he doesn’t appear to come across as well as a public speaker as Romney but look where that got us with Obama. I know personally that Perry hates to make a speech to a huge crowd - another reason to vote for him. He is 180 from my position on illegal immigration but hates big government with a passion.


26 posted on 09/14/2011 7:45:56 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: DRey

i’m not voting for romney.

voted rino for bush 2 and bush 3.

never again.

look at what it got us—debt and more debt.


27 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:04 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: DRey

Romney’s support is illusory. He lost already. Perry will be the nominee and POTUS unless someone else jumps in.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:09 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Perry/Gingrich?)
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To: order66.exe

You are right. Gingrich has done nothing but dominate the debates. He is clearly the smartest and most articulate guy in the room. I think he should be Perry’s Cheney.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 8:12:17 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Perry/Gingrich?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Perry never strapped his dog to the top of his car and then proceeded to drive through a thunderstorm.

Did he do this, SERIOUSLY? LOL! Never heard this before. The mental image is hilarious! So Chevy Chase

Well, everybody knows what a wet dog smells like.

30 posted on 09/14/2011 8:16:50 PM PDT by Texan
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To: DRey

I don’t trust Perry. He’s too liberal on issues.

But I really, really, REALLY HATE Romney. He’s beyond a phoney.


31 posted on 09/14/2011 8:24:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I reported myself @ AttackWatch.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

32 posted on 09/14/2011 8:30:57 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Texan

33 posted on 09/14/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: RockinRight

LOL Someone posted a picture of a car with an Irish Setter on the roof. It was hilarious.


34 posted on 09/14/2011 8:43:20 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Graybeard58
After Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney will be history.

Both of them will be history. A snake-oil salesman and a Mormon, let the tykes fight in their sandbox, but in the end, wave bye bye.

35 posted on 09/14/2011 9:05:29 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*)
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To: verity

Hee hee... butter please... thanks!

LLS


36 posted on 09/15/2011 4:06:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Texan

If you ever want to know what a communist dressed as a republican smells like... smell mitt.

LLS


37 posted on 09/15/2011 4:09:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: cripplecreek

Ruomr is you would sit on your hands rather than vote for the eventual GOP nominee. Any truth in that?


38 posted on 09/15/2011 4:09:23 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

No rumor. I won’t vote for Mitt Perry.

Don’t bother telling me how it will only elect Obama because its not my fault “conservatives” are just a gullible and ignorant as the Obama voters.


39 posted on 09/15/2011 4:13:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe it would be prudent to help the current front-runner defeat Romney then?

Just a thought.


40 posted on 09/15/2011 4:15:03 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: cripplecreek

Sorry mis-read your comment...idiot.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 4:16:02 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: DRey

Whether it is Perry or Palin, somebody needs knock Romney out of the nomnination. Romney is not an option. As recently as yesterday, he use the automobile insurance mandate to defend his MA healthcare insurance mandate. Bachmann and Santorum would be wise to abandon their Romney suck up and focus their fire at him instead of the leading conservative in the race. Palin too, and she needs to get in the race or quit sniping at Perry from the sidelines. Does she want Romney to get the nomination? It actually wouldn’t surprise me because she does work for FNC who clearly supports Romney.


42 posted on 09/15/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: RockinRight

Thanks......too funny.


43 posted on 09/15/2011 6:03:58 AM PDT by Texan
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To: KansasGirl
This may sound harsh, but I scratched Romney off my list in 2008, after his comments regarding his sons not having served in the military.

The simple, correct answer would have been to say that our military is voluntary, and his sons chose a different path.

Instead, Mitt said he thought his sons were serving their country by helping him in his quest for the Presidency.

However, if he's the Pubbie nominee, I'm certainly not going to sit on my hands.

44 posted on 09/15/2011 6:10:38 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: MattinNJ

Secretary of State seems ideal for him.


45 posted on 09/15/2011 6:38:00 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Texan

The dog was in a doggy crate, but yes he did strap the crate on the roof of the carand drove through a rain storm.


46 posted on 09/15/2011 6:40:44 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: cripplecreek
No rumor. I won’t vote for Mitt Perry. Don’t bother telling me how it will only elect Obama because its not my fault “conservatives” are just a gullible and ignorant as the Obama voters.

Pssst.... You are not alone.

47 posted on 09/15/2011 9:45:32 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*)
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